Volunteer Training

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
- Mother Teresa

When selected for the program volunteers are asked to complete a 20 hour training course. Applying an experiential model of learning in a seminar setting, participants interact with each other, applying their life experiences to the subject at hand.

Subjects covered are:

  • Listening skills - empathic listening
  • Privacy regulations - sacred confidence
  • Self reflection and self awareness skills
  • Self care techniques - care for caregivers
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • World religious and spiritual practices
  • Cultural sensitivities
  • Conflict recognition and resolution
  • Appropriate prayer - presence and purpose

Training is held at 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041. For the schedule contact Denise Thomas.